We have little girls in the household so it’s always amazing and wonderful when I get a chance to meet their “teen idols.” Bella Thorne has been a long time favorite with my both my daughters so while they were disappointed that this time they wouldn’t get to meet her they were pretty excited that mom would get a chance to talk to her about the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
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Bella Thorne: First of all because it’s with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. I wanted to be part of this film, because I like the script. I like what it stands for. I like the message of the film at the end.
Bella Thorne: “The most fun scene to shoot was probably when we were in the car with Steve and everybody’s making those loud noises. It was cool, because Steve’s obviously funny, but in this scene, it was just so weird and so funny. It was so weird that I’m sitting in a car with Steve Carell and he’s just being ridiculous.
And it’s so funny. And I’m the one that’s supposed to not be laughing, and…Dylan starts laughing. He starts cracking up. Then Ed. And then comes me laughing — because they’re right next to me, and I just can’t help but laugh now. And I was like guys, stop, stop, you’re making me laugh. And it was so funny. It was actually really fun to shoot.”
Hardest scene to film
Bella Thorne : Okay. This scene is the dinner scene when Steve gets lit on fire. It’s so hard to film a scene with stunts, you know, it’s very hard when you’re doing stunts and tricks. You know, everybody’s great and has awesome energy, but I was called in at 4:30 am, and my coverage ended up being last. Because you have to get Ed and some of the kids that are younger than me in the film out earlier than me, they can keep me. So, my coverage was last, and it was — like 11:30, I wanna say, and I was tired. I was tired, and I’d been doing this scene all day long. There’s a word in the movie and it’s the name — I can’t think of it right now — but it’s the name the place that they go do dinner — that weird, weird name. Why couldn’t I have just said Benihana’s? Okay? I would’ve been happier with Beni freakin’ hana’s.
Bella Thorne : I had to say this name, and when you’re dyslexic, you’re usually really good at memorizing, so I’ll read something once and I have it completely memorized. But that word when I first read it, I didn’t say it correctly, and so I was on set and somebody said, no, it’s actually like this. So, I had already memorized it wrong. They kept trying to get me to do it right. I did maybe 25 takes of that same exact line over and over and every time I got it wrong. Finally, the time that I got it right, Dylan is so overworked, ’cause he’s the other actor in the scene, so it — it’s just as bad as it is for him, and he looks at me and he starts bursting out laughing— ruins the whole take. And I was Dylan, I might punch you in the face right now. He just could not help it. So, every time I got it right, he was chuckling, because it just been such a long day.
Look for Bella’s new book “Autumn Falls.”
Bella Thorne: I’ve got book series coming out. Autumn Falls. November 11th. It’s very close to my heart. It’s not about a girl who’s publicized and beautiful and gorgeous and wears heels and makeup and she’s a star. It’s not about that. It’s about a girl named Autumn Falls whose father dies and he leaves her a book. She moves to Florida.
He leaves a journal to write in. She’s like, wow, dad, thanks. Die on me and leave me a journal. Okay. And what she doesn’t realize is when she writes in the journal, things come to life, but since she’s dyslexic they come to life a little bit wonky, mostly backfiring on her throughout the series. So, that’s what it’s about.
Bella Thorne: There’s three of them.
Q: And when is the release?
Bella Thorne: November 11th.
Watch me do me
Not just words in one of Bella’s songs. It’s also her number one piece of advice to girls just like her. Bella tells us in our interview,
I’m gonna give them a piece of advice that I was given and I wish I would’ve taken it. Growing up on TV and I really grew up mostly on Shake It Up and I always tried to be perfect for everybody and I wanted everyone to like me. For some reason, I really cared what other people thought so much and I would do anything to get someone’s stamp of approval. And now that I’m 17, I really don’t care. I don’t. And I wish I would’ve cared so much, because I changed who I was as a person to be who everybody wanted me to be, and that’s not — a cute look. And you have to realize that I don’t care who you are; I don’t care if you’re in high school and you have glasses and braces and you don’t think you’re cool, people will like you for being you, no matter what. It’s impossible for people not to like you when you’re just being you. It really is. You will find a branch, and I have. I have a great group of friends now and we don’t have to impress each other. I’m not wearing makeup when I’m with them. I look wretched, I’m looking wretched when I’m with them. I’m in sweat pants. I am oily, greasy, sweaty. I don’t care. And we don’t have to prove anything to each other. And that’s what’s cool.
Bella on Celia, high school and proms
Stay tuned …. Continue finding out more about the character Celia, Bella’s secret obsession about high school and what she considers the “perfect prom.”